Being a proponent for Philippine athletes and sports in general, Foton Philippines has been known to support and even field teams in various events. Having fielded teams in Philippine Super Liga (PSL), local triathlons, and student athletic programs, their aim is to back their belief and confidence in the abilities of the Filipino athletes. In a bid to further develop local sports and athletes and (literally) carry them towards their potential, Foton Philippines is supporting Gilas Pilipinas as the official vehicle partner for the upcoming 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup.
“We are excited about the participation of Gilas Pilipinas in the international scene. I know that they will show off their best efforts to let the world know that strength and sportsmanship is in the DNA of the Filipino athletes. I’m grateful that they trusted Foton to be part of the national team’s journey.” said Foton Philippines president Rommel Sytin.
Foton will be providing the Gilas team with a pair of their 16-seater Foton Traveller vans. “The Traveller actually makes a great option for the members of Gilas Pilipinas because of its overall size, maximized space and extended legroom. Apart from the roomy interiors, the Traveller is also a perfect fit for the giants of the team for its augmented headroom and bubble roof,” added Sytin.
Gilas Pilipinas will open its group stage campaign against favored Italy on August 31 then Serbia on September 2 and Angola on September 4.
“Foton strongly believes in the capability and competence of our national team. Aligned with our brand’s marketing program for this year, we know that Gilas Pilipinas will be able to showcase the Filipino sports talent around the globe no matter how tough and long the challenges in and out of the court may get. Basta para sa bayan, Kayang-Kaya.”